Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

According to sixteen-year-old Hazel, the main character in The Fault in Our Stars, "this is not a cancer book, because cancer books suck."

And this book definitely does NOT suck. Hazel and Augustus both have cancer, but both are busy living - not dying.

Augustus is a smart, very cute seventeen-year-old who happens to have lost one leg because of cancer. However, the fact that he only has one leg does not define who he is. He is a catch, and Hazel falls for him the first time she meets him.

This is a story about Hazel and Augustus and their love for each other. It's a story about how they choose to live their lives despite their illnesses. And they do live their lives to their fullest. After reading this book people may just look at their own lives a little differently.

I recommend this book to mature eighth graders; although not graphic, there is some sex in this book. Really a great book, but bring the tissues!

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